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Low-Carb Mini Cheese Tacos

A healthy gluten-free take on tacos. Cheese taco shells with yummy toppings - great for a quick keto lunch. 9 Ingredients. 20 Minutes. Gluten-Free. Keto. Low-Carb.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Mexican
Servings: 8 tacos
Calories: 117kcal


For The Keto Cheese Taco Shells:

  • 1 cup shredded cheese

For The Toppings:

  • 8 oz ground beef (200g)
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin
  • ½ teaspoon paprika
  • ½ teaspoon mexican chili
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • ½ cup water
  • ½ cup lettuce (finely shredded)
  • 1 roma tomato (diced)
  • to taste sour cream
  • to taste salt and pepper


  • Brown the ground beef over a medium high heat.
  • Once browned, add the spices, salt, pepper and water. Lower the heat and allow everthing to simmer together until the ground beef is at your desired level of sauciness.
  • While the ground beef simmers, you make the microwave tacos. A ¼ cup of shredded cheese is enough for two tacos. Divide a ¼ cup into two thin rounds and put in the microwave for approximately 45 - 60 seconds (This will vary with different microwaves - see recipe notes).
  • Once they feel crispy to the touch, carefully lift them from the plate and drape them over the side of a baking tray until cooled.
  • Once you've made 8 shells, fill with the toppings and enjoy!


Tips and Tricks:
1. We use a regular dinner plate to microwave the cheese. We keep an eye on it and once it just barely starts to brown in the center - we remove it from the microwave. They lift pretty easily from the plate with a spatula, but you can also use parchment paper underneath the cheese to make it easier.
2. We draped the cheese over the side of a casserole dish to cool down and harden.
3. The “toppings” are only suggestions. You can add whatever you like: chicken instead of beef, guacamole, salsa, MORE cheese, etc.


Calories: 117kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 31mg | Sodium: 109mg | Potassium: 112mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 347IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 76mg | Iron: 1mg